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#14632 - Original Tin for Quinine Pills from USA Medical Purveyor
This is a very rare 3 5/8" tall tin for pills of Sulphate of Quinine. Used extensively during Civil War to treat malaria, which was still prevalent in parts of the USA. Quinine was major medication more malaria until early 1900's. Pilulae means pills. A few are still shaking around in the bottom of this tin! This medication was supplied by "USA Medical Purveying Depot in Astoria, Long Island. The majority of these medical tins were sent to trash pits, or lost their paper labels over the years. Similar tins are held in museums of the Civil War.

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